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Fiat Chrysler to Pay $800 Million to Settle Emissions Lawsuits

Jan. 10, 2019, 5:35 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will pay an estimated $800 million in fines and costs related to recalling and fixing thousands of vehicles under civil settlements announced Thursday by California and the U.S. Justice Department, which alleged some of its diesel-powered vehicles violated clean-air rules.

“A multinational corporate bad actor seriously violated American emissions laws to the detriment of the health and welfare of the people of the United States,” said Jeffrey Bossert Clark, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “That is a very serious offense.”

The total costs of the settlements to Fiat Chrysler ...